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Perspective: Designing the JSG Climate Survey

The 2022 JSG climate survey, for all staff, faculty, postdocs, graduate students and geoscience undergraduate students, will be the first baseline measure of the JSG workplace climate. Repeat surveys every 2 years will track change over time and response to particular policies or initiatives. Importantly, the climate survey will also…

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Reflections from the International Students Seminar

The International Students Seminar Eirini M. Poulaki The idea for this seminar was inspired from McGill University. Catherine Ross (PhD 2022) saw a Twitter post about it, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to bring this into the Jackson School! The goal of this seminar is to…

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How did these 15 fans form on Mars?! You WON’T BELIEVE Number 5!

As a third year PhD student in the Planetary Surface Processes group at the Jackson School, I recently published a paper on my graduate school research analyzing stratigraphy on Mars.  In my research, I use sedimentary deposits to study the ancient fluvial history of Mars.  The currently cold and dry…

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: >15 years of Geoscience awards and application advice from a panel of awardees

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship application deadline is fast approaching (October 22 for Geoscience).  The Jackson School has a rich history of producing successful GRFP applicants. To help with your application, here I summarize historical Geoscience NSF GRFP awards, successful applicants’ advice, and the abundant resources at JSG and UT to…

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Holiday JEDI: Where to Buy from Black-, Native-, and Latinx-Owned businesses

For this year’s (very unusual) Holiday Season we’ve collated a list of Black-, Latinx-, and Indigenous-owned businesses in Austin, Texas, and US-wide online. Please use and share this early holiday gift from Science, Y’all! We recommend you check these out soon to ensure your gift(s) arrive with plenty of time!…

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